United Wholesale (Scotland), the Glasgow-based delivered wholesaler and cash & carry, has been at the forefront of actively trying to combat the effects of Covid-19 before any other wholesale business in order to create a sanitized and safe environment; regularly updating customers through their website, social media and subscribed Whatsapp service as the situation progressed in order to minimise the impact on customers and key workers.
At this time, it has been advised that businesses undertake a deep clean of their properties as they prepare for the potential easing of lockdown restrictions in order to provide reassurance for customers and staff – and ultimately, protect the NHS.
United Wholesale (Scotland), which operates depots at Queenslie in the east-end of Glasgow, Maxwell Road in the city’s south-side and M9 Cash & Carry near Grangemouth, implemented the cleansing of their premises using new bio-fogging technology (used in hospitals) with the aid of PSS Group – who were quick to the scene to ensure store owners who continue to provide the nation with supplies on the ‘frontlines’ can shop at UWS without any worry of catching the virus.
A specialized hand-held device is used to deliver an anti-bacterial solution in a mist form. After a few hours, the treated areas become safe to the public. Each of United’s three depots have now been successfully decontaminated during closing hours to ensure no harm can come to customers or staff.
Mohammad Abdur Rajak, Owner of Day-Today Bridgeton said: “It’s Fantastic to hear UWS is taking safety of its customers and keyworkers seriously. The recent deep clean at its depot with fog technology gives us that much needed confidence and that added layer of security whilst shopping at any of their three warehouses.”
Mr Sijad (CJ), Floor Manager of United Wholesale (Scotland)’s Queenslie depot, said: “Staff are very happy that we are getting a deep clean. It gives them confidence that we can continue working without the constant worry of our safety. We all feel a great sense of pride that our company is going above and beyond to look after the safety and well-being of their staff.”
Almost 3000 retailers shop at United Wholesale (Scotland) – which in turn, potentially service the whole of Scotland’s consumers – all businesses that are currently operating should take on this solution to protect the customer and their work force.
Chris Gallacher, MD of United Wholesale (Scotland), said: “Our depots have remained open during the coronavirus crisis and we have introduced many safety measures to protect our customers, including social distancing.
“We want to do everything we can to not only protect our workforce and customers, but to help drive down coronavirus cases and care for our NHS. Deep cleaning is a sensible plan for all businesses ahead of the easing of lockdown restrictions and provides reassurance to customers using the premises. We have just completed the two trial c-stores which are part of our symbol group, Day-Today – I can confirm this was a massive success and I would encourage all wholesale and retail groups to carry out this procedure.”